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“Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently” – LGBT+ artists’ books in WSA Library

As part of the Library, University and community-wide celebrations of LGBT+ History Month, we have been working with colleagues to showcase LGBT+ resources in our collections. Over the last couple of years, as part of this event, we have delved into our fabulous collection of Spare Rib magazines and co-curated the exhibition Queering Connections with iPIC Research Group Directors, Valentina Cardo and Shaun Cole.

Party time! A festive celebration of knitting from the collections at WSA Library.

Its Christmas time again and this year in the Library we are celebrating all things knit.  Our current exhibition curated by Harriet Harvey and Carolyn Wing celebrates this festive season by bringing together… Continue reading

Transforming WSA Library into ‘The Library of Eden’: a guest blog post by Fine Art student Jessica Mann

  “He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.”  Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of… Continue reading

“University Makes Me Feel…” zines and Mental Health Awareness Week at WSA Library

Image 1: Exhibition poster created by Hannah Teague.   Zines offer an inexpensive, independent medium to share personal experiences, and offer support and solidarity. They can connect communities and raise the unfiltered voices… Continue reading

Sustainability Month at WSA Library

This month our Senior Library Assistant Lena Munday and our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan reflect on ‘sustainability’ in the collections at WSA Library. Sustainability is a particularly topical issue at the moment,… Continue reading

“I was accused of everything except turning people into frogs!”

Our Principal Library Assistant Lena Munday and our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan reflect on lesbian voices in the collections at WSA Library. In celebration of LGBT History Month, our exhibition ‘Lesbian Voices’… Continue reading

Read to Me: a psychometric collaboration with objects

From now until Christmas, WSA Library will be displaying an exciting new exhibition by artists’ book maker Sarah Bodman. In this guest blog post, Sarah discusses how an interest in Victorian spiritualists, telepathy… Continue reading

Call for papers: In the Loop at 10

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton 19 – 20 July 2018   Image of work exhibited at the first In the Loop Conference Keynote Speakers Professor Jessica Hemmings Professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp… Continue reading

Jane Austen in the Library

Jane Austen’s life and work has inspired countless writers and artists, and as part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of her death we take a look at how she is represented… Continue reading